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MetiNews.Com - Bradford Moor Play and Support Service relies on volunteer mechanics and donations from local cycling groups
Breaking News ! Dozens of bicycles donated to a Bradford volunteer group have been fixed up and handed out to kids in the community. Bradford Moor Play and Support Service (PASS) tries to keep young people in the Bradford Moor area out of trouble by getting them involved with sports and activities. During lockdown most of these activities have been forced to stop, meaning volunteer attention has been focused on getting kids on bikes they would not otherwise have access to. To get the latest email updates from Examiner Live click here . The group, which was set up in Attock Park in response to a spate of youth violence in the area around a decade ago, has used donations from local cycling groups and the skills of volunteer mechanics to get 31 working bikes out to children in the local area. 31 children in Bradford have already been given a free bike by the volunteer group Ibrar Ali, a volunteer with Bradford Moor PASS, said: "The cycles we received this time were toddler and children bikes for five to 10-year-olds. "They were all scrap bikes donated by Adrian from OnTrack, Wibsey, with the view that our trained cycle mechanics and volunteers would take the parts and put together as many cycles as we can. "Three or four weeks before that we had a donation of around 40 adult bikes from Capital of Cycling in Bradford.
Bikes donated to Bradford Moor Play and Support Service
Bradford Moor Pass was formalised as a social enterprise in 2011 and given a cabin in Attock Park by Bradford Council. For a few years before this, the group had been trying to keep kids in the area away from drugs and violence by engaging them in cycling, boxing and other activities. "We want to keep young people away from drug dealers" Ibar explained: "There was a lot of violence in Bradford at the time and a group of parents came together to reclaim the land around Attock Park. "We have a massive, massive drug problem in Bradford and we want to keep young people away from drug dealers and away from other types of crime. "Now the gyms are closed we can't get them in there so biking has become our focus primarily." Download the YorkshireLive app to customise the news that matters to you and get the latest updates first.
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